For our first Thanksgiving with Sam’s side of the family as a married couple, we were asked to bring a vegetable dish. My dear husband doesn’t like too  many vegetables, so my choices were limited to what  I knew he enjoyed; corn, green beans, or potatoes. I searched online for a green bean recipe that would be different from the traditional green bean casserole. When I found this recipe, I decided to try it. Everyone loved it so much that we have been asked to bring these green beans to almost every family gathering since. It’s extremely simple and a great crockpot recipe, so you can easily make it at home and take it to a potluck or holiday meal.

The Best Green Beans

You will need:

5 cans of cut green beans

1/2 pound of bacon, cut into pieces and cooked

1/4 cup of butter

2/3 cup of brown sugar

7 teaspoons of soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder

The Best Green Beans

Open the cans of green beans, drain them, and pour them into the slow cooker. Add the cooked bacon on top of the green beans.

The Best Green Beans


Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder to make a thick sauce. Drizzle the sauce over the green beans.

The Best Green Beans

Cook the green beans on high for about an hour. Stir the green beans just before serving to mix up all of the ingredients.

Enjoy! I will be making this again in just a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving dinner with my side of the family!

Note: to make a full crockpot, use a 1-gallon can of green beans and double the sauce recipe. You can add more bacon, or just chop the bacon into smaller pieces. We love our Instant Pot for this recipe. 


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 Need the perfect side for your dinner? These are the absolute best green beans ever! Perfect for Christmas Dinner, Thanksgiving and every family get together. Yum!!

Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, coffee lover, and book nerd. She and her husband, Samuel, have four precious children, two boys and two girls. Rachel is a work-from-home-mom, running a small photography and graphic design business. She has been writing for Her View From Home since 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women.